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Sarah (majorXpsycho)

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2018 Reviews

Revenge

by majorXpsycho (Senior Review Crew Member) after attending on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at about 7 p.m.

Fun Factor: Medium Fear Factor: Very High

Review

There is something new in Brown County and it has me just as excited as a Green Bay Packers win! Revenge, a haunted attraction located not far from Green Bay, took the haunt experience all the way to the end zone. If you are not familiar with the area, you are going to need a GPS to locate this attraction. This is a more rural part of Brown County filled with deer, so be careful when driving. Revenge is not as highly “advertised” as some of the other Brown County haunts so it makes it one of the “better kept secrets”.

The setting is an amazing 1903 barn that is used for events (weddings, corporate parties) when the ghouls are away. When you arrive there are some treats for purchase, a great photo opportunity (see photos) and the wait is inside so you do not have to worry about bad weather. No ghouls roaming the lines, but there are four large screen TV’s playing some great horror flick videos while you wait. Our wait was a bit longer than expected, but we quickly realized that it was because they only send your group (large or small) in at a time and make sure to time it so that all actors are ready to draw the next victim’s blood.

We walked in, I was relaxed … not my first time at the haunted rodeo. It took about 30 seconds in and I could feel my heart starting to race. When they say their haunt is “like being in a horror movie”, they do not mean poorly dressed actors with some little red balloons. If you have not seen some of the newer horror movies (The Domestics), you may not know what the scenes are mimicking, but I promise you will leave feeling as if you escaped a real life horror movie. I was scared … as hard as that is to admit, Revenge truly “scared” me and those in my group. If you are like me and say you do not “scare” easily, this haunt is for you. This haunt is not recommended for those looking for just “fun”, it is intense! After I attended, I spoke with a few others who have been to Revenge and they agreed. Actors inside were plenty, brilliant and we had no down time to catch our breath. Every inch of this space was used and it took a surprising 20 minutes at a very fast paced to escape. Revenge has definitely earned its spot as a favorite in my book!

Signage / Visibility / Location


Not easily located, you can punch in the address and Google Maps will help. In a very remote location.

Wait Area / Line Entertainment


There are treats for purchase and tickets are only $15. No online purchase option, did not check on the option to pay with card. Wait is inside, so no worries about rain. However, I can see the line potentially leading outside as this attraction becomes more popular. There are treats available for purchase and 4 large screens playing horror flick scenes while you wait. No ghouls wandering the lines while we were waiting, but not really a good area for ghouls to wander.

Actors' Performance


By far the best part of this attraction is the stellar performance of the actors. They were numerous and stayed in character the entire time, performance was far above and beyond my expectations.

Sets Scenes / Props / FX


Scenes felt genuine and props and effects were appropriately placed. We were lost and stuck a few times with no "obvious" escapes, I would love to go back and see if I can remember how to escape. The attraction intentionally makes you feel trapped. Props were unique and very unexpected, there were a few "shocking" moments with a possible visit from Annabelle herself? I would compare it to a magic trick, the goal is to keep you guessing and if you can not figure it out (which we could not) they have done it right.

Length


I expected this to be brief, the barn is 1600 sq ft, but it was much longer than expected. It took us just over 20 minutes to escape.

Crowd Control


The wait time is longer, but I would rather wait longer than be crowded with other groups. They send you in with just your group and clearly wait until all other groups have advanced so there is no running into others and no spoilers.

Most Memorable Moment


There were several in this haunted attraction, but the most memorable personally is walking carefully only to have the lights flash back on and someone is literally right in your face!! Where did they come from?

Summary

There is something new in Brown County and it has me just as excited as a Green Bay Packers win! Revenge, a haunted attraction located not far from Green Bay, took the haunt experience all the way to the end zone. The setting is an amazing 1903 barn that is used for events (weddings, corporate parties) when the ghouls are away. It took about 30 seconds in and I could feel my heart starting to race. I was scared … as hard as that is to admit, Revenge truly “scared” me and those in my group. If you are like me and say you do not “scare” easily, this haunt is for you. This haunt is not recommended for those looking for just “fun”, it is intense! Actors inside were plenty, brilliant and we had no down time to catch our breath. Every inch of this space was used and it took a surprising 20 minutes at a very fast paced to escape. Revenge has definitely earned its spot as a favorite in my book!

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Terror on the Fox

by majorXpsycho (Senior Review Crew Member) after attending on Sunday, September 30, 2018 at about 7 p.m.

Fun Factor: High Fear Factor: High

Review

Now in its 22nd season, Terror on the Fox has long been considered to be one of the top haunted attractions in Northeast Wisconsin. Although the haunted train ride and house have been a staple in Green Bay, each year they change significantly and continue to grow. They were recently acquisitioned by 13th floor entertainment (one of the more recognized names in the haunt industry) and I believe this has resulted in the tremendous growth. Last year, I felt there was too much “dead space” in the Slaughter house, but this year the Slaughter house was replaced entirely by Blackthorne cemetery. Blackthorne cemetery is a partially indoor, partially outdoor haunted attraction that mirrors a mausoleum and graveyard. Overall, this is a professional level haunted attraction and you are frightened from the moment you step on the train ride until you are running for your life to the Parking lot.

Terror on the Fox is located at the National Railroad Museum not far from the heart of Green Bay. It is a three part attraction including a long haunted train ride on an original double decker passenger train, Blackthorne Cemetery a partially indoor and outdoor haunted attraction and finally Hawthorne itself the main haunted house. The $25 tickets include all 3 attractions, but be aware the popularity of this attraction can cause lines to grow, so there is the option to purchase “fast pass” tickets for an extra $10.

New this year is the addition of the Blackthorne “cemetery” and the vision as you approach is just as grandiose as the Blackthorne house itself! We were a small group of 3 and were sent through both attractions by ourselves!! This is RARE at other attractions as typically they try to get as many people through at a time as possible. I am not sure if this is because it was a “slower night” (although it did not seem slow) or if this is a standard they are establishing for the entire year. Despite being earlier in the season, there was absolutely no lack of horrifying actors in the lines and throughout all attractions. There was never a moment throughout the cemetery that we were not being chased, followed or frightened. I typically do not frighten easy, but there were several point I let out a shriek.

The Blackthorne House is one that must be seen in person. There is never a dark “hallway” and the things that are awesome from years past they keep, while they replace everything else with something even more frightening and sometimes outright grotesque. One thing I noticed that added to the house this year was the music, I do not remember hearing it so clearly in the past, but the songs played just amplified the intensity of everything around you.

Overall, I was pleasantly surprised by the total length of this attraction. My complaints in the past were always: a bit on the short side and the 1st attraction had too much “dead space”. This year the total length of just the cemetery and main house was over 30 minutes! A huge increase over last year and NO DEAD space (as it long boring dark hallways). A must do this year for all!

Signage / Visibility / Location


As long as you can figure out how to get to Broadway in Green Bay you can see the sign lit up in the street along with street crossing guides.
Tip: Go early, the ticket booth opens 30 minutes before they start. You can avoid longer lines and have better parking the earlier you go. It is right across the street from two hotels on Broadway in Green Bay.

Wait Area / Line Entertainment


Wait area is outside so be cautious of weather. Not a lot available to purchase the evening we attended. However, there were plenty of things to see and ghouls going about the lines.
Tip: When boarding the train, try to sit the closest to the exit doors (towards the middle) as you can. This is the order which you will stand in line, so if you are the first one's off you will have less time to wait.

Actors' Performance


Excellent performance by actors, never a moment they were caught off guard or out of place. Actors were flexible and engaged in some pretty interesting acts.
Tip: Actor's perform better when you get scared, refrain from rude comments and obnoxious jokes.

Sets Scenes / Props / FX


This is by far where TOFT surpasses others. This haunted attraction would be great even with the lights on! Scenes are very thought out, use of animatronics were limited ... but very appropriately used. The them seemed to flow nicely room to room and there were no long boring dark hallways.

Length


Length was just the right amount, took over 30 minutes just to get through the cemetery and the main house, this did not include the length of the train ride. All together, we arrive at 7:30 and left closer to 9pm.

Crowd Control


Excellent! They allowed our small group of 3 in alone and we never saw another group. We often run into the group ahead of us and end up with others, but you would have sworn we were the only ones there.

Most Memorable Moment


Our most memorable moment was an area where the laser lights are just at the right height where you can not see what lurks below. One of us even fell because they were scared. No injuries, just laughs after it was over.

Summary

Now in its 22nd season, Terror on the Fox manages to change significantly and continues to grow.

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December 16th, 2018 4:36 p.m. CST 1.5.1